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    NCAA Football Picks: Clemson vs Alabama Odds and Prediction at SportsInteraction

    NCAA Football Picks: Clemson vs Alabama Odds and Prediction at SportsInteraction

    After the 2015 college football National Championship game was a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, fans of the sport around the world are excited to see the two programs square off again for all the marbles after the 2016 campaign. Alabama came out on top with a 45-40 win a year ago, and Nick Saban's Crimson Tide would love to repeat for the school's 17th National Title all time and cap off a perfect season in the process.

    Will we see a similar result or will Clemson exact their revenge?

    Clemson vs Alabama Odds

    My Team's Next MatchClemson Tigers

    Alabama was a six-point favorite in last year's title game and fell just short of getting the ATS win when they won by five. This year's point spread is in the same range and we've already seen plenty of support from bettors grabbing the points with Clemson in their bid for revenge. But it's the total of 51 points that was hung up by oddsmakers that could end up being the better betting opportunity as despite both defences locking things down in their respective semi-final matchups, getting another back-and-forth shootout from these two programs is a very real possibility. 

    Clemson vs Alabama NCAA Football Championship Prediction

    BET Over 51 Points (-115) at SPORTSINTERACTION

    Since there was a combined 7 points scored by Clemson and Alabama's foes in the semi-finals games about a week ago, a plethora of bettors have flocked to the 'under' for this championship game expecting the defences to reign supreme. But while last year's game went well 'over' the total thanks to 40 points in the 4th quarter, it was still a 24-21 game after three quarters that never really put the 'over' result in doubt. Don't get caught up in what teams do in a one-week sample size in general, but with so much action on the 'under' for this year's game, that's precisely what many bettors have done.

    Both of these coaching staffs know how to attack the other after preparing for last year's game, and although both defences are strong, they'll be tested to the max here. Clemson is on a 4-0 'over' run after allowing less than 20 points in their last outing and are also 4-1 O/U after covering the point spread. Alabama is on a 9-3 O/U run in their last 12 Bowl games and the switch they made at offensive coordinator here should break some tendencies that Clemson has surely prepared for. While many will view that OC switch as a negative for Alabama's offense, in reality it's going to be a huge positive for them because a different playcaller will allow them to throw many more options at Clemson's defence that the Tigers haven't seen much on film. We likely won't see 80+ points in this rematch, but these two teams should easily get to the high 50's at a minimum. 

    NCAA Football Championship Odds at SportsInteraction

    With the 2016 college football National Champion being crowned after this game, it will be awhile before bettors can get their college football fix again. It has been a successful season at predicting the top games in college football this year and readers should expect more of the same in the fall of 2017. 

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